Research Publications

 

2018:

 

  • Stewart JD, Jaine FRA, Armstrong AJ, Armstrong AO, Bennett MB, Burgess KB, Couturier LIE, Croll DA, Cronin MR, Deakos M, Dudgeon CL, Fernando D, Froman N, Germanov ES, Hall MA, Hinojosa-Alvarez S, Hosegood JE, Kashiwagi T, Laglbauer BJL, Lezama-Ochoa N, Marshall AD, McGregor F, Notarbartolo di Sciara G, Palacios MD, Peel LR, Richardson AJ, Rubin RD, Townsend KA, Venables SK, Stevens GMW, 2018. Research Priorities to Support Effective Manta and Devil Ray Conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2018;314.

Full text is available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00314

 

  • Jabado RW, Kyne PM, Pollom RP, Ebert DA, Simpfendorfer CA, Ralph GM, Al Dhaheri SS, Akhilesh KV, Ali K, Ali MH, Al Mamari TMS, Bineesh KK, El Hassan IS, Fernando D, Grandcourt EM, Khan MM, Moore ABM, Owfi F, Robinson DP, Romanov E, Soares A, Spaet JLY, Tesfamichael D, Valinassab T, Dulvy NK, 2018. Threats and extinction risk of the sharks, rays and chimaeras of the Arabian Sea and adjacent waters. Fish and Fisheries. 2018;00:1–20.

Full text is available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12311

 

  • Jones BL, Unsworth RK, Udagedara S. and Cullen-Unsworth LC, 2018. Conservation concerns of small-scale fisheries: By-catch impacts of a shrimp and finfish fishery in a Sri Lankan lagoon. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, p.52.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322952956


2017:

 

  • Perera N, Dahanayaka DDGL and Udagedara S, 2017. Habitat Preference and Population Structure of Two Data Deficient Seahorse (Syngnathidae) Species. OUSL Journal, 12(2), pp.75-97.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322097753

 

  • Udagedara S, Fernando D, Perera N, Tanna A and Bown R, 2017. A first record of Halodule pinifolia Miki den Hartog, and range extension of nationally endangered Halophila beccarii Asch, from the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 5(5), pp.328-335.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321719310

 

  • Stewart JD, Rohner CA, Araujo G, Avila J, Fernando D, Forsberg K, Ponzo A, Rambahiniarison JM, Kurle CM, and Semmens BX, 2017. Trophic overlap in mobulid rays: insights from stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 580, pp.131-151.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319137471

 

  • Abudaya M, Ulman A, Salah J, Fernando D, Wor C, and Notarbartolo di Sciara G, 2017. Speak of the devil ray (Mobula mobular) fishery in Gaza. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, pp.1-11.

Full text is available at: http://rdcu.be/uryj

 

  • Lawson JM, Fordham SV, O'Malley MP, Davidson LNK, Walls RHL, Heupel MR, Stevens G, Fernando D, Budziak A, Simpfendorfer CA, Ender I, Francis MP, Notarbartolo di Sciara G, and Dulvy NK, 2017. Sympathy for the devil: a conservation strategy for devil and manta rays. (No. 5:e3027). PeerJ.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315059287

 

  • Kularatne H and Udagedara S, 2017. First record of the Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus Boddaert, 1783 (Aves: Ciconiiformes: Ciconiidae) breeding in the lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9(1), pp.9738-9742.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312966465


2016:

 

  • Stewart JD, Beale CS, Fernando D, Sianipar AB, Burton RS, Semmens BX and Aburto-Oropeza O, 2016. Spatial ecology and conservation of Manta birostris in the Indo-Pacific. Biological Conservation, 200, pp.178-183.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304158349

 

  • Camargo SM, Coelho R, Chapman D, Howey-Jordan L, Brooks EJ, Fernando D, Mendes NJ, Hazin FH, Oliveira C, Santos MN and Foresti F, 2016. Structure and genetic variability of the oceanic Whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, determined using mitochondrial DNA. PloS one, 11(5), p.e0155623.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303320009

 

  • Notarbartolo di Sciara G, Fernando D, Adnet S, Cappetta H and Jabado RW, 2016. Devil rays (Chondrichthyes: Mobula) of the Arabian Seas, with a redescription of Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes in Müller and Henle, 1841). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301797224


2015:

 

  • Croll DA, Dewar H, Dulvy NK, Fernando D, Francis MP, Galván‐Magaña F, Hall M, Heinrichs S, Marshall A, Mccauley D and Newton KM, 2015. Vulnerabilities and fisheries impacts: the uncertain future of manta and devil rays. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283491127

 

  • Fernando D, Perera N and Ebert DA, 2015. First record of the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios,(Chondrichthyes: Lamniformes: Megachasmidae) from Sri Lanka, northern Indian Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, p.e75.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277309262

 

  • Ooi MS, Townsend KA, Bennett MB, Richardson AJ, Fernando D, Villa CA and Gaus C, 2015. Levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in the branchial plate and muscle tissue of mobulid rays. Marine pollution bulletin, 94(1), pp.251-259.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273779156

 

  • Fernando D, 2014. Range Extension of the Bull Shark Carcharhinus Leucas (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) to include Sri Lanka. Loris - Journal of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka, 27 (1&2), 26-27.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/278049073


2014:

 

  • Morris JP, Thatje S, Ravaux J, Shillito B, Fernando D and Hauton C, 2015. Acute combined pressure and temperature exposures on a shallow-water crustacean: novel insights into the stress response and high pressure neurological syndrome. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 181, pp.9-17.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269390196

 

  • Poortvliet M, Olsen JL, Croll DA, Bernardi G, Newton K, Kollias S, O’Sullivan J, Fernando D, Stevens G, Magaña FG and Seret B, 2015. A dated molecular phylogeny of manta and devil rays (Mobulidae) based on mitogenome and nuclear sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 83, pp.72-85.

Full text is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269169232